‘Black Flowers, White Lies’ Educator Guide!

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Nothing makes an author happier than reaching a reader and reaching groups of readers is even better! The young adult psychological thriller, Black Flowers, White Lies, has been chosen by several book clubs (both teen and adult), and now, the novel can easily be used in the classroom. A newly created educator’s guide is aligned to Common Core Standards for grades seven through twelve, and the free guide provides helpful exercises and discussion activities for classroom study or independent reading.


Black Flowers, White Lies
combines an appealing fast-paced read with the important topics of gaslighting and manipulation. ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents/NCTE) named the novel an October pick, saying “Ventresca has carefully plotted a variety of twists and turns in this engrossing mystery that doesn’t let up until the final pages.” Black Flowers, White Lies recently won a 2017 Gold Medal IPPY Award for Young Adult Fiction.

The free Curriculum Guide for Educators includes a variety of engaging assignments, ranging from prediction, researching the Hoboken setting, playing two truths and a lie, investigating volunteerism (since the main character is an avid animal shelter volunteer), and creating a brochure for a walking tour featured in the novel. For more information about Black Flowers, White Lies, please visit Sky Pony’s website. To learn more about the author, visit her website at YvonneVentresca.com, where she features Resources for Teen Writers. Yvonne can also be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The Black Flowers, White Lies educator guide can be downloaded for free. Tell us a little about yourself below to download the PDF.

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Black Flowers, White Lies
by Yvonne Ventresca
ISBN: 9781510709881

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